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neighbor had them for three years, been using the foggers and sprays, nothinggwas working. the longer you wait, the orst infestation is. >> reporter: killing the bugs usually requires several extermination treatments but can be one with proper washing, steam cleaning and using special powders, you can contact the health department for more information if you think you've got them. melinda roeder, fox 45 news at 5:30. today they ttok their case beforeetoday's marylanddboard of contracc appeals. >> we're going to get a license and have a cassno open on russell street. it's going to be fantastic, and finally a lot ssonerrthan if they go through this reproposal process. finally tte taxpayers of@ maryland will get what we all voted for in 2008. >> if the board upholds the commission deecsion. >>> some city leaders are asking for more latitude in how they spend yyur tax dollars. the request comes as we learn more about a $28,000 remodeling job on a city office last yyar because the stufffthey bought for that office costs less than3 $5,000 individually they didn't have o get the apppoval of t
have the winner in studio b apparently cooking us something here. i'll have to find out what it is and who the winner is. also on fridays, aleen gabey from the maryland spca comes in and brings an adorable pet up for adoption. we'll meet uda, 6 years old, needs a home. sweet as can be and very shy. first things first as you can see, i'm by myself. jamie's not here. he is on the go this morning because once again, he's somewhere in the state of maryland. this time he went west to visit the mountains of maryland. hey, jamie. >> reporter: welcome to cumberland! here we are. three, four ♪ [music] ♪ we'll play it for you on maine street here in beautiful cumberland. main street of the magic kingdom except for the? >> the mouse. >> look at this. cover lady boss singing hello. >> describe allegheny county. >> 60,000 acres of public land and this beautiful town right in the middle of it. >> reporter: we're going to show you cumberland and music from the shop owners here. look at the mountains. the leaves start to change right up there on the hill. we're on the mountain side of ma
to give us torrential downpours throughout the day tomorrow, heavy downpours in its six to eight hours with likely moderate to heavy rainfall. a flood watch goes in effect tonight until tomorrow evening. the rest of this afternoon, we could see some showers as we head into the evening. i have more on this system, coming up in a little bit. >> you can always track storms right down to your home and using our interactive radar. it also allows you to customize the forecast. we invite you to share your pictures and videos with us. you can find the links on our home page. right now, president obama is in iowa, back on the campaign trail trying to get democrats to the polls in november. kate amara is in washington with this report. >> good afternoon, sarah. more backyard discussions with voters about the economy. a campus rally at the university of wisconsin -- >> i don't know about you, but i am fired up. >> president barack obama trying to excite voters. >> we face another test. the stakes could not be higher. >> hoping to get young voters and other backers to cast ballots in november, tel
virginia and into the carolinas, all associated with what used to be tropical storm the cold. that has dissipated but the moisture is still coming our way. computer models indicate that a lot of rain will fall between now and friday evening. the red and yellow areas indicate four or 5 inches of rain, especially on the eastern shore and the lower eastern shore were heavy rain is possible. there may be some gusty thunderstorms as well. wind advisories have been posted near the bay. tides are expected to run around 2 feet above normal three the day tomorrow. there may be some minor coastal flooding due to the higher than normal ties until the storm can move out. we will check the complete forecast in a few minutes. >> officials around the state are getting ready for this storm. they say they are urging residents to clean off nearby storm drains to help with any flooding. b.g.e. says to get ready now, just in case you lose power. >> the concern we have is the high wind. that could bring down trees, power lines, and obviously with the heavy canopy that we have today, we already have some gr
county executive jim smith. good afternoon. what can you tell us about baltimore county? >> good afternoon to you. we're fairing fairly well. it helps when people use common sense. going around the barriers is -- it's hard to understand because we've had such great cooperation between so many of the agencies and the police and the public works, two of the agencies have been working hand and glove and a road that is partially closed until public works get there. they put up the barrier and the police go on to assist other areas. we need the cooperation of the public but all the agencies are working very, very well together. with respect to the two shelters, they're really open for people who feel threatened, particular thy those who are -- could be impacted by the tidal surge. that's supposed to owe consider around 12:48 p.m. if they are afrayed for their pets we have coordinated with animal control. they can bring their pets. if they're bringing their pets with them, we're prepared to even take care of the pets. we have done 6500 row versus 911 calls. there are robocalls, mostly
>>> the storm strengthens. tropical storm nicole moves close to the u.s. coast and when maryland could start feeling the effects. >>> hello, i'm don scott. >>> and i'm jessica kartalija -- >>> what kind of impact is nicole going to have, we'll show you the weather center with bernadette woods and marty bass. >>> well, the center of it isn't quick, but the rain ahead of it is already in maryland. we have bands of heavy rainmaking i into the southeastern shore and that's going to move into the southern tip here. east of the rain, it's picking up and it's on the doorstep of baltimore and annapolis. and denton, already heavy rain and federals burg and heading down into salisbury and this is just the beginning. we'll switch it over and show you the latest statistics on nicole. the senor is to the south and ahead of it, that's connected with this. take a look at the track, the winds are up to 40 miles per hour and it's moving to the north east. and it will probably gain more strength at this point. and the track ends. and this is by the national hurricane center. they think it will los
of newborns who use popular sleep positioners. federal officials say you should stop using them immediately. details on all of this in a few minutes. >>> plus, there are plenty of hot spots in las vegas. this is ridiculous. the facade of a new hotel is creating what some are calling a death ray that is hot enough to melt plastic. one person at the pool said he had his hair cinched from the heat. more on that in a moment. >> let us begin with tore ren sal rains and threat of flooding on the east coast. weather channel jim cantore is on the east coast. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. if i said we set three and four and five day rainfall records, that probably doesn't mean much but when i put the numbers on it, we had 20 inches of rain in the last four days. here comes the rain again. we had enough of break this morning the waters receded a little on this road. you can see the water line. it came up another two feet when we got the period of heavy rain. that's what we're worried about. when these periods of heavy rain come in, will they produced flooding. schools are closed and even t
to 10 inches right along the central portion into eastern sections of harford harford. east of us a lot less. salisbury less than an inch. ocean city had almost nothing to this point, but probably see that change tonight. bernadette joins me with a look at the updated numbers and also dealing with the winds. bernadette? >>> over nine incheses of rain. annapolis. these have leveled off. with the new round coming in, these are going to come up. this has jumped over two inches in hagerstown and all of them will be rising. we have flash flood warnings in effect for the green counties and a tornado watch that's been pulled back, just these counties in this section. that's until 7:00 tonight and coast -- coastal flood warnings. we've seen winds sustained generally 15 to 20 miles an hour. that will continue through the evening hours. the water will pile up for the next high tide. we'll see changes but not until tomorrow. we'll have a full forecast coming up shortly. right now, back to you. >> thank you. first warning weather coverage continues with captain mike perry. captain, mike? >> i don't
. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. when does the rain it gets here? >> it will probably start tonight. we will get a lot of it. flooding is possible. no weather problems expected for the wednesday morning commute. 56 degrees at the airport. it is cooler than yesterday. the rain will move in from the south. most of you, it will hold off until late this afternoon and this evening. we will go over the forecast for tomorrow and into the weekend. first we say good morning to sarah. >> still pretty quiet out there as we checked speed sensors spirit we're in the green on the north side. so far so good on 795 and 70. the jfx is in great shape. 95 through 32 in howard county, 57 miles per hour. looking good for drive times. seven minutes on 895 south down to the harbor tunnel. things are running smoothly for the most part. volume is picking up on baltimore national pike in the outer loop. problem-free right now at shawan road. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. good morning. >> president obama is b
for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. >> so for the focus is the western suburbs. frederick county, carroll county. let's look at hd doppler. you cannot see the worst of it in the orange and the red -- you can see the worst of it in the orange and the red. you will see some heavy rain for the next 15 or 20 minutes at least. and then it will push into pennsylvania. down towards annapolis, give yourself extra time again this morning. let's look at the forecast. i think it will clear up this afternoon. most of the rain will be this morning. high temperatures in the upper 70's. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. first we say good morning to sarah and see what is happening on the roads on this tuesday. >> a few accidents to watch for. they could be related to the rain. there is an accident at 32. watch for delays there. there are some other problem spots. jewish park lake drive, a vehicle fire. park lake drive, a vehicle fire. let's let it drive times. 11 minutes on the ad lib northeast side. eight minutes to tr
early and they used their floodgates' even while expecting no serious problems. sailboat or knows -- sailboat owners were nervous. >> there is a southeast wind blowing in the bay and that is pushing in the water. as you can see, our bulkheads are even with the dock. >> the city recommended that people own vehicles to move their cars out of low lying areas. much about of the day reminded people about the flooding from 2003. all the more reason for a precaution. to be sure, one place they were thinking about to 2003 and is a belted day was over in eastern baltimore county and that is where we go. -- one place they were thinking about isabel today. >> no vehicle will be traveling them this because it is covered with water. the water has gone down since earlier today. earlier today and this morning, water was completely over that mailbox. as the rain got more heavy, the water got deeper, and deeper, and deeper. this van and car were stuck under the amtrak over past. apparently they tried to drive through and they were stuck. this woman was stock as well. that is the way she goes home.
ever. there have also been u.s. helicopters targeting militants in pakistan. three strikes this month. also a record. the news of the increased threat from pakistan and the stepped-up drone attacks, comes as "obama's wars" shakes up from the pentagon to kabul. bob woodward describing intense white house sessions last fall, pitting president obama against his military leadership. with the war in afghanistan getting worse by the day, the president wanted a number of options on the table, before deciding on a new strategy. but author, bob woodward, told diane sawyer, mr. obama was getting only one option from the military leaders. committing at least 40,000 troops. >> at one of the meetings, if i can quote him directly, he says, i'm pissed. and he is. they keep coming back about details. >> reporter: finally, the president grew so frustrated, he sat down and dictated a six-page document, defining the military mission. a mission he said required significantly fewer troops than the 40,000 minimum the military wanted. >> i have determined that it is in our vital national interest, to send a
of heavy rain on its way to us and so we're going to keep the flood threat going into the evening. 70s, rain still a flood watch through tomorrow morning. and again some of these downpours as they move in out of the south may be pretty heavy. much more on this and a look ahead towards next weekend, coming up. >>> long before the flood warnings and watches came into effect western high school in north baltimore was forced to close because of flooding in the school. workers arrived and found a few rooms damaged from the overnight rains. the damage was minor and they expect to have everything all cleaned up so school can resume tomorrow morning. >>> the other big story, the latest on the building collapse in west baltimore we told you about at 5:00. city rescue crews are still at the scene of druid hill avenue and laurens streets. around 3:30 this afternoon crews got a call a two-story building collapsed. police received initial reports that a woman bystander was standing near the building when it came down. a thermal imaging reader was used to confirm it but so far nothing has been found
problems may arise. >> the director of the city operations center joins us live on the phone. good morning. mr. any flooding in the city? but we have received reports of localized flooding come around the patapsco avenue. . the road is already close. historically we have instances of flooding there. with the amount of rain we had overnight, that area is already under water. >> when we anticipate heavy rain, there are pockets where you know it is going to flood. to try to get a jump on things? >> yes. we try to utilize transportation and assets so that it frees up fire employees so they cannot respond to major emergencies. the usual suspects are the 83 corridor, jones falls, middle mill up around the mount washington area. and the fells point area. we're not too concerned with the storm surges. given the amount of rain that is falling, and the cells did seem to be all over the place, it is anybody's guess on work the flooding will be the worst. it could be an area where there is not a stream or a tributary at all, where a storm drain becomes clogged. so we're keeping an eye on everything to
is a big concern as these downpours continue to hit us. they have come through overnight into the morning hours. the rain just picking up on us moments ago. the worst of what we're being told is we've been dealing with this all morning. the bad news about that, it's not going away anytime soon as we are expected to continue dealing with this flooding and water collecting and gathering south florida as the day goes on. harry. >> sherry williams, thank you very much. we go over to dave price and find out where this storm is headed g. morning, sir. >> she was right. we are just seeing the storm pick up, not very well organized right now but going over the florida peninsula around south florida into the atlantic where it will get some energy and that rotation is going to be more well formed. our biggest concerns, once it moves through florida, rolling into the carolinas, places like wilmington already pounded, another three possibly to eight inches of rain expected as this system begins to zoom on up the coast and, again, it is going to follow a quick path all the way through to the northeast
. it's important, because, it doesnt' mean it won't effect us, it will just get extra tropical. the rain is still moving our way whether you see that spot or not. the flooding rains are a possibility and the winds will pick up as the center gets closer to the day tomorrow. in the region in here, over the appalachian to the bay, we'll see the heaviest of the rain. and there's the potential for a few inches and in some cases, up to 6 inches of rain and there's a lot moving our way and we'll have the forecast coming up shortly. >> the first warning weather coverage continues shortly. wjz is live in anne arundel and derek valcourt has more on how maryland's preparing for the floods and high winds. >> reporter: local and state emergency management officials are sending out warnings. they're getting ready for the storm and so should you. >> reporter: in neighbors like fells point, subject to frequent flooding. >> every time there's a high tide, it floods there. >> a couple buddies got their cars destroyed because of the rain. i try to stay away if it's going to rain. >> reporter: you
two weeks ago. >>> nbc's white house correspondent savannah guthrie joins us. >> reporter: the voters that voted for the first time in 2008 for the president, a lot of them are young, we're going to see the president on the campus of the united states of wisconsin at madison. there will be 100 companion watch parties, really drawing a page from the '08 playbook. if democrats can turn out some of these voters, it might make a difference in some of these key races. they're really trying to generate enthusiasm. in an interview the president said it would be inexcusable for democrats to stay on the sidelines this election. rahm emanuel widely expected to run for mayor in chicago. looks like that will happen and we could get an announcement as early as friday. the issue of course is who would replace him, would it be an interim chief of staff or will the president go ahead and name a permanent replacement. so definitely something to watch this week. >>> today a senate panel holds a summit on safety after an explosion that killed sen people. >>> southwest is buying air transfer $1.4 billion
, wisconsin to bring us up to date. good morning, cindy. >> reporter: good morning, maggie. this earthen he levee is part of a series of dikes built mostly sand way back in the 1890s. sunday parts began to erode or give way as people in the historic town of portage are seeing the wisconsin river at its highest level since 1938. here in portage, the wisconsin river reached 20.5 feet sunday. that's even higher than the predicted crest, which forecastrs said wouldn't come until later today. 300 residents were asked to evacuate but those who stayed behind were trapped when local highways were shut down. >> they told us that we have -- that we had ten minutes to get out of there because they are blocking off all the roads back there. >> reporter: all this flooding was the result of extraordinarily heavy rains that fell across the upper midwest last week, as much as 10 to 12 inches in some areas. in the western wisconsin town of arcadia, some folks were allowed to return to their homes only to find their belongings water-logged. >> phone calls from a few friends letting me known flooding was occu
us live from baltimore. it was not too long ago we were worried it was to drive around here. now the city has a completely different problem to deal with. >> that seemed like a distant memory. one of the main concerns is that the ground is saturated because we have seen so much rain this week. emergency managers say that makes it more likely that trees will come down and toppled power lines in the process. people got out to enjoy a beautiful night on federal hill, taking advantage of the calm before the storm. preparing for the onslaught of rain, the city's department of public works deployed cruise to clear clogged the storm drains. >> all that water eventually runs off into local streams, the harbor, and the day. >> they cannot check of the city's 52,000 storm drains so they are urging baltimore residents to pitch in. >> we are asking every citizen to take a look on their street to see if there storm drains are clear. if there is trash on top, sweep that off. the biggest defense against flooding is a broom and a trash can. >> one of the things interesting about baltimore is we
terror plots here in the u.s., is reportedly resurfacing. does it mean more attacks? brian ross has the latest on the new thoughts that has authorities on high alert. >>> true confession. this woman claimed to be the victim of that vicious acid attack. for the first time, we learn why she planned this hoax and burned her own face. >>> and too many wives? police investigating the family in the reality show "sister wives." will the public send the family to court? >> four wives? 16 kids? >> maybe they should have thought about that before going on tv. >> the show's going to go, on they say. we're going to have that in our next half hour. >>> first, president obama in full campaign mode. he's in iowa and virginia today. two of his key states from 2008. last night he had a huge college rally in wisconsin, trying to target the voters who surged the polls but have been sitting this year out. and the big question is, can he recapture some of that 2008 magic? it's been the tea party's year. >> it certainly has. >>> also this morning, strong charges coming from a man accusing the pastor in t
a sign that will remind people not to use cell phones behind the wheel. they hope to pass the vials as a primary offense meaning alone it could be cited. instead it is given as a secondary offense. you will have to be pulled over for something else as well. first time is $40 and then $100 every time thereafter. authorities say it will be extremely affective. >> it is amazing how creative police can get. i would not be comfortable thinking they can't get me because i am holding the cell phone. >> they are the ones unfortunately we will cite. >> reporter: they say it's time for a change although some say it is unnecessary. >> if you get caught you will not do it again. i think it's a good thing, i believe it needs to become a law every place. >> reporter: and the court may wave the penalty for a first time offender if he who are she has proved they have acquired -- if he or she has proved they have acquired a hands free device. >> multiple ones. >> thank you. a citation will not only result in a fine but a point on your license. if they get into a crash it is three points. >>> live ou
changed our weather at the tern from last week to where it is now. and we'll show you what it means for us, it means a lot of rain, thunderstorms and even the potential for flooding. we saw a warning or two today. we have the bands from the south and moving to the north. they'll continue to move our way. and there's more to the south and we'll take you in on a few areas and we'll show you where we're dealing with this thousand. and a little bit in carroll county, that's making its way to the north and lighter rain at this point. that's going to change. you can see the heavier rain and that's moving to the north and we have more where that came from. we have flood warnings because of this. where we've seen the heaviest rain so far, you can see montgomery and carroll county and baltimore county and these are for say ring times through 4:50 through 4:40. this is throughout the overnight and into tomorrow. veal the forecast coming up. >>> thank you, and stay with wjz-13 for first warning weather coverage. as we mentioned, remember, wjz- 13 is always on. go to wjz.com for more at any time. >> >
. most of the windows were bashed out. firefighters had to use ladders to rescue the people inside. at this point the cause of the accident is not clear. we're here gathering information. back to you. >> thank you. wjz has complete coverage of the crash. we saw the backup the accident is causing. >>> this is going to be an ongoing issue, not only because of the ramp and the damage to the ramp, they'll have to remove the bus. once they take care of the injured people, there's a live look at the scene. the accident is on the 270 spur at the i-0 merge in the northbound direction at the merge. the northbound spur is closed to all traffic. all traffic must exit pat democracy. all traffic must take the inner loop of the beltway. this is obviously cause lag lot of confusion and a lot of traffic hasn't had a place to go. there's a large triage area that's set up. this will be there for quite sometime, so if you know anybody headed in that direction, turn around. it's an area to be avoid right now. it will be there for sometime. we'll have another update in 15 minutes. >>> our other big sto
. it continues to rain out in western maryland. to most important for us is the shower activity coming out from the south. much of central and eastern maryland will get in on some more heavy rain as we head to the overnight hours. there remains a flood watch for our region overnight. >> thank you. when severe weather strikes, our interactive radar is at your fingertips. you can track storms by logging onto wbaltv.com. >> police are investigating if weather played a role in a serious crash on rte. 50 that 34 people from their vehicles. toolbox trucks crashed shortly before 1:03 victims were taken to shock trauma. it's the other was rushed to baltimore washington medical center. >> we are following the race for maryland governor. bob ehrlich is accusing martin o'malley of using a state agency to deceive maryland residents for political purposes. >> he has seat -- he says he has the documents to prove its. >> they are calling for an investigation in what amounts to a cover-up and censorship. >> job loss as a result of hostility and negligence and sometimes inconsistency. >> bob ehrlich considers t
is tracking how this system could impact us, bob? >>> we have seen the rain in the last 24 to 36 hours. it looks like another heavy bout of rain. that funnel system has stalled along the east coast. it is raining across florida and further south, we are watching a tropical system that can affect our region. there will be a tropical depression and where it is expected to go, we will let you know. >> it looks like it is making some strength before it makes not only one but two landfalls. one over south florida, one -- actually three, again in the carolinas. again, what we are looking at combined with the jetstream it will act as a funnel. ahead of the jetstream, the rain will pick up on thursday, a round of heavy rains and winds will pick up 30-to-40 miles per hour. a few inches of rain came from this storm system. it does leave quickly but it will leave its mark and we will have your full forecast coming up. >> remember, www.wjz.com is always on. >>> a health scare for former president jimmy carter. here is an update on his condition right now. >> reporter: the former president was on a
businesses and residents. >> the nablus mayor tells us that there are concerns about thursday not's high tide as wind patterns are keeping water in the bay. he is offering extreme caution to those in low-lying areas. >> most people know what to expect, this is a matter of using common sense. >> at it is eerie how many people here in annapolis are talking about the hurricane and how all of this heavy rain and flooding reminds them of that and certainly they will be keeping a close eye on the high tide as it rolls in. the u.s. naval academy tells us 7 inches of rain now in annapolis. that is the very latest. is it much the same up there or not as bad? >> much of the same. i am standing on a bridge overwinters run in hartford county. the occasional boom you may hear is not under, this is debris slamming into the bridge. -- the occasional boom you may hear is not thunder. sirens wailed just as torrential rainfall and wind gusts counted hartford county. the storm created a wicked scho. >> they are making arrangements for middle school and high school. >> they always think of the safety of the chil
in the sky and wondered if there will break a break, which we know there will not be. use of our rescue earlier today. how was it going now? -- use all of us to earlier today. how is it going now? -- you saw a rescue earlier today. how is it going now? >> there was someone in a building and that person is dauphin. where i am is the middle of route 40. what you see is all water to it completely closed, route 40. -- what you see is all water. a completely closed, route 40. a red house creaked -- red house creek is right there, and that is what is causing this. it has swollen and run over its banks. when you talk to people who live around here, they will tell you that they have seen flooding before but not like this. how are you doing? have you seen like this before? >> in six years working for the company, and never. >> you are 27 years, aren't you? >> i wish. in all my life i have not seen anything this bad. >> it has not been that long, who have not worked all your life. you will see the water when you get rain. >> nothing like this. >> when did this start? >> at 7:00 when we open up th
no mention. he makes a new claim in his new ad calling his label "extreme." >> his extreme ideas will cost us. >> switching channels to the governor's race, martin o'malley returns to rockabilly. -- to rockville. a new radio ad includes barack obama. >> i know the governor has made the tough decisions to the education, say to come and job creation circuit reversed. stand with me, barack obama, in helping my friend and moving forward. >> some democrats have kept the president at a distance, but not of malley in response to a question today. >> i am grateful he has done this advertisement. i hope we see him in maryland. >> the president will make a stop in person for a malley next week. he is no doubt hoping he could inspire democratic voters to skip the primary. also coming this week, mayor michael bloomberg. reporting live, wbal-tv 11 news. >> ever since these advertisements have hit the airwaves, you can see all of the fact tracks on wbaltv.com and what could happen to the balance of power. click on "politics." >> the baltimore police department is mourning the loss of one of their officers.
. >> the this weather has definitely impacted all of us. we have live team coverage from annapolis back to baltimore county. people are dealing with a lot of water in a short period of time. let's talk about what is going on in rosedale tonight. portions of poe las key highway are open again this evening after flooding, and other serious problems near rose dale avenue earlier today. around noon they brought out a swift water rescue team but never actually had to use that team. unfortunately the team skill couldn't help people along this sex of the poe lags key highway. local streams began to swell forcing water through the doors. double businesses were flooded with as much as 4, 5 feet of water. workers didn't have time to grab supplies or belongings, they just had to run for safety. >> now it's like this, so to me it is amazing. the water just rows reel fast, we didn't even get out, it was a mess. >> coming up at 6:00 we're going to show you the extent of damage to some of these local businesses. well abc 2 was on the scene in parkville as cruz got a call for a missing 12-year-old. we're happy to r
fall backwards because the rest of us didn't care to fight because the stakes are too high for your country and for your future and i'm going to get out there and fight as hard as i can and i know you are too. >> reporter: the democratic national committee is spending $50 million to get obama '08 voters to show up in 2010. the latest nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows the race for congress tightening, republicans know hold a three-point lead over democrats among likely voters, down from a nine-point lead last month. the president's approval rating still stuck at 36%. in a backyard conversation with voters, the president fielded questions on everything from the economy to his faith. >> you know, i'm a christian by choice. my mother was one of the most spiritual people i knew. but she didn't raise me in the church. i think also understanding that you know that jesus christ dying for my sins spoke to the humility we all have to have as human beings. >> reporter: meanwhile a shake-up looms here at the white house. the chief of staff rahm emanuel could be gone within days to run f
to prevent thieves from stealing their cars. >> the victim was struck repeatedly with the club usually used to secure automobiles. >> simmons called 911 to report what happened. she told the operator, "my aunt is lying on the floor diana. she said, "i hurt her and i do not know why." the located simmons in the dining room with blood on her hands, face, clothing. it down the locking device and blood was on it. >> the investigation is still quite preliminary. we do not have an indication of motive at this time. again, the suspect was taken into custody. i am sure more will develop. >> simmons is being held without bail. she was given a psychiatric assessment today and a bail hearing is set for tomorrow. barry simms, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a verdict tonight in the first of several trials. he is one of six suspects charged with planning and carrying out the death of william reporter. we are live in robinson with the latest tonight. lee said? >> the jury took less than two hours to convict the guilty of conspiracy to commit murder. >> no one thought she was really going to do it. >> he is charged w
time ticket is $100 and then more thereafter. >> most people who use cell phones know how to drive. >> reporter: most believe it's time for a change. >> it should be banned. i have a habit of doing it myself. >> makeup, cell phones and unattended kids. >> reporter: so all week people have back lining up for hands held technology so they can be ticket free come friday. there's a sort of free pass. the first time you are pulled over if you can show an officer proof that you have purchased a hands free device, that citation will be a warning. weijia jiang reporting. >> i got to get with the program before friday. thank you. maryland will become the eighth state where drivers can't talk on a hand held cell phone. >>> we have a developing story. a health scare today for former president jimmy carter. he was a delta flight from hat to cleveland when he began complaining of stomach pain. he was rushed to the hospital where he is being examined. president obama spoke to former president carter a few moments ago. a white house spokesperson said president carter is feeling great. former pres
. this has the makings of a major flood event over much of the northeastern part of the u.s. and including the mid atlantic. >> it started in parts of south florida earlier in the day, making everyday chores and the commute miserable. crews spent the morning filling sandbags and heavy rain pulled on streets and created problems for this car, which ended up in a ditch. for others along the eastern seaboard, it was a day to prepare for nicole's arrival. >> we have not had a major storm in north myrtle beach in over 10 years. >> the mayor warned that there could be some low-lying flooding and rip currents, but did not expect a call to deliver much more. >> we are not recommending any one board up. the sustained winds are supposed to get no more than 45 miles an hour, so we feel like we are in good shape. >> nicole's path is similar to two other previous storms, hurricane floyd in 1999, and guinness in 2005. low-cost significant flooding and damage in florida and parts of the northeast. now that nicole is getting ready to leave her mark, the question is how much damage will she leave behind? >
hit and he only gets nine months. >> reporter: the family tells us that they were hoping for a sentence that would deter other drink drives, but they think serving less than a year in jail is much of a deterrent. >> no matter what was going on, had a little smile on his face. and if you asked him how he was feeling he would say better. >> reporter: this week 27-year- old lorson pled guilty to possessing heroin and driving while intoxicated that night. he will serve six months in prison. for killing the 16-year-old boy, lorson will have probation for three years. he'll have to go to drug counseling, put an interlock on his car and go to drug counseling. >> it's crazy that you would do more time for possession of heroin than killing somebody. i don't understand it. >> reporter: the family is struggling with the skwrurbl system allowing the driver to plead guilty to the lesser charges and not to fatally injuring the teen. >> the stronger the state's case is the less than want to give up. the weaker the state's case is, the more willing they'll give up something in order to g
of all this rain. linda sow is live for us this morning as we're preparing. good morning, linda. >> well let me set the seen for you, we're expecting heavy rain and strong winds all day. that's likely going to bring down trees. some of the trees will bring down power lines. that's where the outages will happen. bge crews are on stand by today. they're expecting thousands of power outages throughout the area. all the rain has people in annapolis getting ready, already putting out sand bags by the downtown dock. >> it actually may be a pain in the butt, but if it saves your carpet or stone, whatever you have in your place, it's worth it. >> reporter: bge won't be able to fix the downed power lines until after the storm passes. they're asking you to be patient. if you want to let them know you're without power call 877-778-2222. we're live in towson, linda sow, abc2 news. >>> an annapolis dam is determined unsafe and now many are hoping it can handle the significant rain we're expected to get. state inspectors sent the state a letter stating that water works park off the 450 could result in
be a good option and mta says it's a good time for people to get used to the new charm card, a fear system that works like an easy pass. >> just touch the card and go. and your fair is automatically deducted. >> you can get a charm card at cvs or giant and it's sbrangeable with d.c. metro's smart card. >> and don't forget you can catch the new york jets and miami dolphins tonight. the game airs here followed by 11. then we'll have extended coverage. on the northwest side of baltimore the search continues for the man police say shot a man early in the morning in the 35000 block of heyward avenue. a man was shot multiple times in the chest. police in annapolis have arrested a man for another shooting that sent a man to shock trauma. he is charged according to police he shocked the victim at the harbor house complex after 5:po yesterday morning. he is expected to survive there is no word on a possible motive. a run will be held later in honor of yeardly love, the uva student who was murdered last may. the school is holding the fund raiser to raise money for a new field in her name. a judge in
there for quite a while. >> reporter: fred man 'tis and his wife have used the park in the past. he sees that it's time to ñdam. >> since it was built in 1920, you know, it needs repair replacement it's due for that. unsafe. the city has said they are ready to do work on the dam and the community is hoping that the dam can handle this significant rain don harrison for abc 2 news. >>> the reservoir supplied annapolis with drinking water through the 1940s but is no longer used as a primary water source. a park around the reservoir was closed this year due to budget cuts. cuts. >>> well, tonight en are in jail charged with the murder of jose luis ramirez. >>> monday night police were call report of an injured person. that's when they found ramirez dead alongside the road in cockysville. autopsy revealed he rozhad been killed by blunt force trauma. they are charged with first degree murder and being held at the baltimore county detention center. >>> çtcxthe family of a 13-yea- old girl electrocuted has settled a lawsuit. deanna green was resting offher foot against a fence and was electrocute
waking up to extreme weather, including us here in new york city. good morning, everyone. i'm maggie rodriguez. >> and we got soaked around here yesterday. good morning, everyone i'm harry smith. of course in the midwest there's still a lot of cleanup and a lot of water piled up all over the place there. and the big story, then turns out to be in southern california. california, a record-breaking heat wave making l.a. feel more like death valley. in downtown los angeles yesterday, thermometers topped out at 113 degrees, an all-time high. more than 30,000 customers lost power. and the l.a. department of water and power says it recorded its highest-ever demand for electricity. "early" show national correspondent hattie kauffman reports. >> reporter: talk about scorching. los angeles topped out at 113 degrees, the hottest day in l.a. history. it edged out the previous record set in 1990 by one degree. >> i'm going to melt. >> quite frankly, you can feel your skin searing in the heat of it. >> reporter: normally cool air blows in offshore but a high pressure system tra
around this rugged country. already this year 525 u.s. and nato service members have been killed in afghanistan, making it the deadliest year for international forces since the war began nine years ago. reporting for wjz eyewitness news. >> an american civilian and another u.s. service member were also injured in that crash. >>> this evening family and friends of a falston football player will be held. >> joey d'entremont was hit by a car last friday night. police say the 19-year-old driver who struck him had the right of way. a memorial fund for joey d'entremont has been set up. the funeral will be held from 6 to 9 at the mountain christian church in joppa. don, back to you. >> while police are still investigating the accident, they say speed and alcohol were not factors. >>> the first of six people charged in the murder of a east tow son man gas. porter his if karla is among those accused in the murder for hire plot. prosecutors said coyle arranged the meeting and he now faces life in prison. >>> a 66-year-old woman is dead after being hit in the head with a steering wheel lock
the watches and warnings for us is bob turk. >> we do have heavy rain in portions of the region. take a look at radar, around washington county and western fredrick county, it continues to rain out there from hancock to fredrick. they've had heavy rain in the last hour. south of the baltimore metro area and south washington from east to cambridge and across southern portions of the western shore just a few light sprinkles and showers showing up right now. but i think we do have a possibility of heavy rain later on tonight. because of that there are watches and advisories in effect. bernadette woods is live to look at the region for tonight. >> bob was describing with all of the heavy rain. with all the heavy rain we did have flood flash warnings in effect for a lot of the area. we could see more warnings posted as we head through the morning hours into tomorrow morning. coastal flood warnings in effect for all of the towns and the cities. it's tapping into even more offshore, so we're going to see rounds of heavy rain continue on and off. >> thank you very much bernadette and bob. check on t
>>> 6:31. thanks for joining us, i'm megan pringle. >> i'm jamie costello. it's bad out there. justin berk now with the latest. >> good morning to you, this is a busy morning here, we have a lot of stuff to talk about, we'll talk about the immediate area and get to the tornado warning to our south, may have an impact on anne arundel county. not under a tornado warning now. they may be shortly. we're watching a strong, strong storm. the remains of what was once a hurricane, i'm sorry, tropical storm nicole, it's going to feel like a tropical system here with winds gusting to 45 miles per hour. we have a wind advisory, we have heavy rainfall expected, uh, on average, probably between 2 to 5 inches, even higher amounts likely. and in between, the possibility of some tornados. i had one report from one of our weather watches on the eastern shore, they had lightning extended, which isn't common with a tropical system. we have a tornado watch until 1:00 p.m., all the orange-shaded counties in maryland which include carol, baltimore, harford, cecil, down through howard, anne arundel,
crisis. >> we cannot sit this one out. we can't let this country fall backwards because the rest of us didn't care enough to fight. the stakes are too high for our country and for your grewture and i'm going to get out there and fight as hard as i can and i know you are too to make sure we keep moving forward. >> the president's campaign trip will cover four states. and president checked on former president jimmy carter fly being from new mexico to wes con son. carter fell ill. the 39th president said hit was just an upset stomach and is said to be resting comfortable tonight. carter is expected to resume this tour this week. >> baltimore city police department is mourning the lost of one of it's own. single vehicle accident took the life yesterday. he was on his way to a training program at ten penn state. back in november we teamed one the state department of education in an effort to save lives. 3-d as in don't drive distracted. >> later this week. maryland will ban drivers from talk on hand held cell-phones. it's putting an end to disstackedtive driving. rob has more on what's b
light rate around the baltimore area. heavier batches west of us. take a look at the rainfall totals. some of these are really impressive. look at this 6 inches, 6 inches, 8 to 10 in some. 8 inches, west of the city, 3, 3 on the eastern shore a lot less. you are getting heavy rain now. basically, that corridor across the bay anywhere from 6 to 8. some areas up to 10 inches of rain. of course they keep changing all afternoon. >> that's right. these are the 3:00 numbers we're giving you right now. the overall map of where we saw the heaviest under the bright purple, 9.12 inches worth of rain. over 7 inches of rain in annapolis and in frederick, 4 1/2 inches of rain even the airport over 3 inches of rain. in always bury, you only saw the heavier rain is moving in our direction. that's how quickly it cuts off from 9 inofs to just a half inch. because of all of the rain that's come down, there's a lot going on, on this map and a lot of different colors. these are the flash flood warnings also in effect. in addition to the coastal flood warnings, there is a tornado watch. that's not showin
there. >> this is the judge's thing it came out of left q:hfield so speak at us. >> reporter: the judge tacked on five years of probation and 74 hours of community service, one hour for each year of the j÷ be served every other weekend where else, but at the victim's church. >> i think for the most part people here will have found it in their heart to forgive and deal with it. there will be itdmaybe a few wi have a hard time because that's the human nature. >> reporter: whether the sentence represents punishment or pen owns those closest to the victim úxsaid he would have approved of it. >> we're praying that it will be more for helping hands and maybe changing a young man's life. that's the :qíñmain thing chang a young man's life helping turn him around. and also help healing us. >> reporter: in clinton jeff hager abc 2 news. >>> i@pshortly after the cras fitzgibbons blood alcohol was .21%, that's more than double the legal limit. >>> a man who admitted to jand killing a 16-year- old bicyclist last year has been sentenced to 6 months in jail. aaron lore song str
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